Nintendo Conference 2010: Nintendo 3DS release in Japan on February 26 for ¥25,000

By on Sep 29, 2010 in Gaming, Headlines, Technology Comments

After some previous speculations and rumors about the date of launch and price of Nintendo 3DS, the official details were finally announced at Nintendo Conference 2010 recently.

During the launch event this week, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan on February 26, for ¥25,000 (about $298), IGN reported.

This Nintendo 3DS, which will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black, was also reported to be released in the US and Europe, but no price yet was disclosed.

The Nintendo 3DS features include dual displays, where one of them is a 3D display, the top one and it is a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 240 pixels.

The 3D works do not require 3D glasses, and from the 800 x 240 pixel display 400 of the pixels are allocated to each eye.

The second display is a 3 inch display with a 320 x 240 pixels resolution. processing comes from two 266MHz ARM11 processors, a PICA200 133MHZ GPU by DMP, and 64MB of RAM, plus 4MB of video RAM.

Among the games being developed include Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D, which is a separate product than Resident Evil Revelations shown at E3.

Also announced in the recent Nintendo conference is the launched of the special edition of Super Mario DSi LL, but without changes in the hardware.

Reports say that it will be released on be October 28th and the price will be ¥18,000.

Nintendo also demonstrated the ability to take picture using the 3DS‘ front-facing camera and then automatically convert the image into a Mii, and users can also edit it using Mii Studio on the 3DS.

In addition, two photos can be merged into a single image if desired. Images can then be exported as QR codes in wireless “tag mode” or as a file to a bundled 2GB SD card.

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